Monday, June 27, 2011

Brookwood Hall

Watercolor, study.
Brookwood Hall in East Islip is one of my favorite places to paint and of course do life drawing workshops.

After one of the workshop I noticed the Carriage House and just had to paint it, on location and from a photo. This is one from the photo I had taken. I will go back to do an oil, using a 10x12 prepared mdf board. A larger format suggested by Bruce Sherman, thanks Bruce.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely watercolour study, Joan, and a nice well planned and balanced composition. If I didn't know better (thank you Google), I'd say this scene was somewhere in England. You have some beautiful places over there. Looking forward to seeing your oil of this :)

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  2. Absolutely wonderful!!!! LOVE your colors in this ....loose and yet wonderfully detailed!! GREAT JOB, Joan!

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  3. A great watercolor. You captured all the important info.

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  4. Hi Joanie,

    Brookwood Hall is a wonderful setting for painting and your watercolor does it justice. Lovely, soft colors. Can't wait to see the larger version.

    Sue

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  5. Hi Joan.
    I agree with Michael above, it does look like a scene in Kent England. Nice painting my friend. I especially like the sky and to add depth, the tree in the foreground is perfect. Well done again Joan and all the best.

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  6. Love this painting, Joan. Nice colors and beautifully detailed.

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  7. Great job on this. I love your colors and shading. Good to see you at the plein air location this morning.

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  8. I love how familiar this feels even though I know I've never been there. I also like how you've included what seems like a bit of a road in the foreground; it feels very inviting.

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  9. Michael, you have made my day. Any resemblance to England, such a wonderful country is truly a compliment. I study the works of David Curtis, Robert Brindley and most of all Edward Seago. My good friend Vic is such a wonderful painter.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  10. Hi Lin,

    Thank you so much. I have been trying to stretch and broaden my drawing skills. So thank you for the encouragement.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  11. Hi Douglas,

    Thank you for the wonderful compliment and the encouragement, it's truly appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  12. Hi Suzy,

    Thank you. Will talk later.

    Joanie

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  13. Hi Joan,

    Thank you it was good seeing you also. Have a safe trip and enjoy Venice.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  14. Hi Vic,

    Thank you so much my friend. You know how taken I am with England. Watched my Robert Brindley dvd last night. Tonight I will visit the Edward Seago site on the internet.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  15. Hi Hilda,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement and generous comment. It is very appreciated.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  16. Hi Sandy,

    Thank you so much for the encouragement and very kind comment. I am such a big fan of your work.

    All the best to you,
    Joan

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  17. Very nice Joan. Love the composition.
    You just keep getting better and better. WTG.

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  18. Hi Dors,

    Thank you, just noticed your comment. It's always good hearing from you. Your trip must be getting close. Have a great weekend.

    Joan

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